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When Time and Duty Permit: Collecting During World War II  When Time and Duty Permit: Collecting During World War II
July 14, 2012 – April 28, 2013

Learn about the Smithsonian's contribution to the war effort in the Pacific during World War II and the contributions of American soldiers to the collections of the National Museum of Natural History.

Natural History Museum
Fascinating—Endangered RHINO Fascinating—Endangered RHINO
July 14, 2012 – April 28, 2013

See how Smithsonian Libraries supports work to save the endangered rhinoceros and its habitat.

Natural History Museum
In Memoriam: Andy Griffith
July 9, 2012 – August 2, 2012

See a portrait of actor Andy Griffith (1926-2012), star of The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, by Art Shay.

Portrait Gallery
Directions: Antonio Rovaldi Directions: Antonio Rovaldi
July 6, 2012 – January 13, 2013

View The Opening Day, a video installation by Antonio Rovaldi, and become part of whatever destructive game is being played.

Hirshhorn Museum
Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten
July 2, 2012 – October 14, 2012

View Robert Weingarten's photo biographies, which are composites of images that his subjects have identified as representing who they are.

Ripley Center
Korean Tea Bowls for Japan
July 1, 2012 – August 20, 2013

View Korean tea bowls that were favored in the Japanese avant-garde tea ceremony known as wabicha.

Freer Gallery
One Life: Amelia Earhart One Life: Amelia Earhart
June 29, 2012 – May 27, 2013

Portraits of aviator Amelia Earhart tell the story of her career and pay special attention to her work on behalf of women's rights.

Portrait Gallery
Black Box: Jeroen Eisinga Black Box: Jeroen Eisinga
June 28, 2012 – October 14, 2012

Watch Jeroen Eisinga's Springtime (2009–11), in which he is enveloped by bees.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon The Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon
June 27, 2012 – November 25, 2012

See how many degrees separate illustrator Peggy Bacon and others in the art world in this exhibition. 

Archives of American Art
Gifts to the Collection: 1987-2012 Gifts to the Collection: 1987-2012
June 23, 2012 – December 15, 2012

See a selection of gifts, including scholar's rocks and seals, made by subsequent benefactors to the Sackler Gallery.

Sackler Gallery
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
June 20, 2012 – December 9, 2012

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses. 

African Art Museum
2012 US Presidential Scholars
June 16, 2012 – July 4, 2012

See works by eight young artists chosen as 2012 US Presidential Scholars.

Portrait Gallery
1812: A Nation Emerges 1812: A Nation Emerges
June 15, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.

Portrait Gallery
Abstract Drawings Abstract Drawings
June 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Some 46 works on paper reveal the rich possibilities of abstraction as a mode of artistic expression.

American Art Museum
We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
June 2, 2012 – September 23, 2012

Paintings, photos, installation art, videos and sculpture reveal the issues, concerns, and methods of leading contemporary Native artists.

American Indian Museum New York
Girl Scouts 1912-2012 Girl Scouts 1912-2012
June 1, 2012 – April 20, 2014

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts by learning about the organization's history.

American History Museum
Graphic Design—Now In Production Graphic Design—Now In Production
May 26, 2012 – September 3, 2012

How graphic design has broadened its reach over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool, is explored. (on view at Governors Island)

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ambrotypes from the National Portrait Gallery Ambrotypes from the National Portrait Gallery
May 25, 2012 – June 2, 2013

Ambrotypes from the museum's collection include personalities from the Civil War era.

Portrait Gallery
Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics
May 25, 2012 – September 3, 2012

Follow Native American athletes who provided some of the most dramatic moments in Olympic history, especially at the 1912 Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

American Indian Museum
Smithsonian Exhibit on the National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Exhibit on the National Museum of African American History and Culture
May 16, 2012 – May 20, 2012

Witness the beginning of construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will be completed in 2015. See porcelain and glass shards from the 18th and 19th centuries found on the site, a model of the building, and artistic renderings of the interior spaces.

Smithsonian Castle